Edinburgh & Lothian Asperger Society (ELAS)

Edinburgh and Lothian Asperger Society (ELAS) is an independent support group for adults aged 16 and over with diagnosed or suspected Asperger Syndrome or who are on the autistic spectrum.

ELAS aims to provide a community for autistic people to meet up, accept, value, and support one another and share ideas and coping strategies in order to promote self help and solidarity.

The group aims to link with people from other autism groups, autism professionals and service providers and maintain contact with appropriate organisations. It also aims to improve services, facilities and conditions for autistic people by promoting autism awareness and providing input on autistic issues to government policy documents.

 

Formal Meetings

The formal meetings are held on the second second Fridays at 6:30 in the Traverse theatre bar (or foyer if needed for quiet). Adults on the autism spectrum and people who think they have AS, partners or friends of adults with AS are welcome to attend. If you are a newcomer, please let the Chair know that you intend to come by emailing [email protected]

Usually over the meeting follows an agenda which is sent to members prior to the meeting. Plans about future meetings and autism issues are discussed. Sometimes, by prior arrangement, guest speakers such as autism professionals attend.

Social Meetings 

Socials are independent social gatherings held every Saturday evening, weekly. The initial meet-up is usually at 6:00am -9:00pm. Either at Traverse theatre bar or Filmhouse bar: across Lothian Road from each other. The group is friendly and informal and members can attend for as long or as little time as they wish.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Adults aged 16 and over with diagnosed or suspected Autism

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Number 6, 24 Hill Street
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

Service Contact

Tel: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Website: aspergersnet.wix.com/elas

Provider's Name: Edinburgh & Lothian Asperger Society (ELAS)

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Edinburgh and Lothian Asperger Society (ELAS) is an independent support group for adults aged 16 and over with diagnosed or suspected Asperger Syndrome or who are on the autistic spectrum.

 ELAS aims to provide a community for autistic people to meet up, accept, value, and support one another and share ideas and coping strategies in order to promote self help and solidarity.

The group aims to link with people from other autism groups, autism professionals and service providers and maintain contact with appropriate organisations. It also aims to improve services, facilities and conditions for autistic people by promoting autism awareness and providing input on autistic issues to government policy documents.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Website: aspergersnet.wix.com/elas

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